it is well after all

After everything --the betrayal, hurt, physical and mental damage, the anguish, cursing, lies, self harm, murder and warring-- after it all, darkness did not overcome. After everything an ever growing light dissipated the dark. Lighting up the world like a baby's first cry; subtle but impactful. A deep shaky breath, an unsteady wail and suddenly …

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happy anniversary blog

I can't believe it's been a year! One whole year passes quickly, and then is gone. And much has happened in the time it took to gather up the year. Many sunsets and bike rides and belly laughs. Many sleepless nights and tears and scripture. All the motions of living are tangled up with the …

engraven

What do you do when the ink runs out? Or worse, bleeds and then fades away. When the notes you wrote to yourself all over the palms of your hands are no more, and you forget. The days go on as if never interrupted and your heart is included in the shattered pieces you step …

unpacked

I often start with the blog post title, a type of thesis for my jumbled thoughts. Today I challenge myself start with the last sentence, what do I want you (thank you reader) to walk away with. What do I want to leave you grappling with? Joy? Inspiration? Hope? "If I were to die and you …

cut

She had finished chemo and the hair was growing back in like beautiful, blonde, peach fuzz. She had gone through all the stages, even had a matching baldy photo with the pastor to prove it. I was insistent that my hair refused to grow past my shoulders, so she actually (I mean ACTUALLY) pulled the …